IPCF Seeks Philanthropists of the Year Nominees

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2021 Philanthropists of the Year awards. Again this year, the Community Foundation will award two Philanthropist of the Year awards – one for Bloomington-Normal and the other for outside the Twin Cities (other parts of McLean County, plus DeWitt, Logan and Livingston counties).…

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IPCF Awards 66 Grants to Local Nonprofits

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.  – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded $119,173 in three categories of competitive grants to 66 programs in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. Grant awards ranged from $500 to $5,500. Funding came from donors to the Community Foundation’s annual campaign, the Jerome Mirza Foundation, and several endowments at the Community Foundation. Receiving…

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Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Participants Sought

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON – High school students in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties are sought to participate in Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) during the 2021-2022 school year. An initiative of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, YEP is a program in which high school students learn about philanthropy by allocating grant funds to local nonprofits. YEP…

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IPCF Offers Grants in 3 Categories

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Applications Accepted During February BLOOMINGTON – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will accept applications for grants in three categories from February 1-26, 2021. Interested applicants may find information about the grants on IPCF’s website along with links to the online applications. The Community Foundation expects to award more than $120,000 during this grant round. These grants…

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IPCF Seeks Office Manager

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic person to be its Office Manager. This full-time position reports to the Executive Director and will ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Community Foundation’s office in Bloomington. Administrative Responsibilities Office communication via phone, email and in-person verbal communication Respond as appropriate to requests…

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IPCF to Recognize Local Philanthropy With Workshop, Celebration Nov. 19

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Registration Now Open for Nonprofits Workshop & Philanthropy Celebration BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will celebrate National Philanthropy Week on Nov. 19 with a morning workshop for local nonprofits and a noontime celebration to recognize the annual Philanthropists of the Year. The Philanthropy events will be held via Zoom this year. The morning begins…

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IPCF Offers Women, Youth Grant Opportunities for 2021

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, IL – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will accept applications for grants in two categories from October 1 to October 30, 2020. Grant applicants will find links to the online application forms on the IPCF website at https://ilprairiecf.org/fall-grants. These grants provide support to programs that benefit residents in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. The…

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IPCF Receives National Recognition

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF) recently received re-accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member of…

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